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Kidnapping case ends

Kenneth McNevin has been found not guilty by reason of a mental disorder of abducting two three-year-old children.

A patron saint for cats

Although at 75 it's unlikely Violet Winegarden is about to don tights and scale walls in search of bad guys, she still personifies Cat Woman for Gibsons and, indeed, the entire Sunshine Coast. Winegarden is the founder of Happy Cat Haven.

Fryer fire at Beach Buoy

The Beach Buoy restaurant was back in business just a few hours after an overheated deep fryer burst into flames April 23. Sechelt fire chief Bill Higgs said the restaurant owner's quick action kept the fire from spreading and minimized the damage.

Swimming with steelhead

Chapman Creek is swimming with steelhead now that the 7,500 steelhead released from Chapman Creek Hatchery in 2002 and 2003 have returned to the familiar waterway.

Show will inform, amuse and delight

Fashion shows aren't for ladies only - at least not when Ivan Sayers is presenting them. Twice previously, he has brought his historical fashion shows to Sechelt - to enthusiastic applause and acclaim.

Red Shield Appeal set to start

Now in its 87th year, the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal has become an internationally respected and enduring symbol representing service characterized by love and compassion for the poor, the lonely and the oppressed.

Revenue increase for SD46

The preliminary 2005/06 school district budget has recently been completed. It shows a total increase in revenues of $1,147,054 over last year's budget, thanks mainly to an increase in the provincial grant of $1,032,956.

Accessibility concerns on the Coast

Imagine sitting in your favourite restaurant. You're midway through a spectacular meal when nature calls. For most of us, that's no big deal. We get up, walk up three stairs to get to the bathroom - end of story.

Residential development proposed

At the April 26 planning, environment and economic development committee meeting, Rockwood Properties presented a proposal to build 225 residential units in West Sechelt.

Condo plan going back to council

The Davis Bay condominium project slated for the vacant lot beside Pier 17 will be back before Sechelt council May 4 for a first reading on the 20th revised edition of the plan. Chris Moore of Davis Bay Development Inc.
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